1) Suvarna Chakoram for the Best Film:
Film: Wajib Director: Annemarie Jacir from Palestine
Citation: The Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film goes to Wajib directed by Ms. Annemarie Jacir from Palestine. The jury wished to reward the profoundly subtle ways in which the director, through the intimacy of family conflicts, hopes and regrets, succeeds in painting a compelling portrait of contemporary Palestinian Society as it copes with its Israeli neighbours in a highly volatile political space
2) Special Mentions or Jury Prizes (if any) with name of Film and Citation
By unanimous decision, the jury presents a Special Mention to the film Candelaria, directed by Johnny Hendrix from Columbia for its loving celebration of resilient third age in a time of crisis.
3) Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Debut Director:
Film: Aedan / The Garden of Desire by Sanju Surendran from India
Citation: By unanimous vote, the Rajatha Chakoram award for Best Debut Director goes to Sanju Surendran for his film Aedan / Garden of Desire. The jury was impressed by the freshness and boldness of the director’s cinematic vision and deployment of film language and wished to welcome a promising new voice in the cinema.
4) Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Director:
Film: Malila / The Farewell Flower by Anucha Boonyawatana from Thailand
Citation: The Rajatha Chakoram award for Best Director goes to Ms. Anucha Boonyawatana from Thailand for her film Malila / The Farewell Flower. The jury was impressed by the seamless way in which the director merged the physical and metaphysical quest of her characters, producing a film at once powerfully sensuous, yet also deeply meditative. The International Jury at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala consists of:
1) Marco Mueller (Chairman) 2) Mary Stephen 3) T V Chandran 4) Aboubaker Sanago

 

4) Special Mentions or Jury Prizes (if any) with name of Film and Citation

By unanimous decision, the jury presents a Special Mention to the film Candelaria, directed by Johnny Hendrix from Columbia for its loving celebration of resilient third age in a time of crisis.
FIPRESCI AWARDS

The FIPRESCI Jury at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala, held between the 8th – 15th December 2017, at Thiruvanthapuram, consisting of
1) Senem Aytac
2) Harri Rompotti
3) Madhu Eravankara
Has viewed 14 films in the International Competition and 7 films in the Malayalam Cinema Today section, and has reached the following decision:
Award winning film (International Competition)

Original title: Newton
English Title: Newton
Citation: For it is a biting political satire of problems of democracy in the microcosm of a remote, terror stricken tribal area.

Details of the film Country of Production: India , Original language of the film: Hindi , Name of the director & the country: Amit V Masurkar, India,Year of production: 2017
Duration: 106 minutes
Award winning film (Malayalam Cinema Today)

Original title: Aedan
English Title: Garden of Desire
Citation: For its distinct cinematography, and ambitious and challenging style.

Details of the film Country of Production: India,Original language of the film: Malayalam,Name of the director & the country: Sanju Surendran, India,Year of production: 2017,Duration: 130 minutes
NETPAC AWARDS

The NETPAC Jury at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala, held between the 8th – 15th December 2017, at Thiruvanthapuram, consisting of
1) Max Tessier (Chairperson)
2) Nandini Ramnath
3) Ji Hoon Jo

Has viewed 11 Asian films in the International Competition and 7 films in the Malayalam Cinema Today section, and has reached the following decision:
Award winning film (International Competition)

Original title: Newton
English Title: Newton
Citation: Amit Masurkar’s stunningly filmed drama looks at the complexities of the democratic process with humour and acuity. It is local and universal, topical and timeless.

Details of the film Country of Production: India,Original language of the film: Hindi, Name of the director & the country: Amit V Masurkar, India,Year of production: 2017, Duration: 106 minutes
Award winning film (Malayalam Cinema Today)

Original title: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
English Title: Booty and the Witness

Citation: The premise is simple: a necklace is stolen. The result: an intricate, beautifully performed and always convincing drama about the slipperiness of morality and truth.

Details of the film,Country of Production: India,Original language of the film: Malayalam,Name of the director & the country: Dileesh Pothan, India,Year of production: 2017,Duration: 136 minutes